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Spiti Valley Bike Tour 2019 from Chandigarh

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Trip Overview

A 9-day bike ride taking you through the cold desert of Spiti valley in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Spiti means "The middle land", the land between India and Tibet. 

Highlights

  • No Hidden Costs: All inclusive price with no hassle of paying on multiple occasions during the trip.
  • Fixed Departures: Departure available for even a single person on the available dates.
  • Bike Rent and Fuel: For rented bike options, bike rent, as well as fuel, is included in the price.
  • All Permits and Fees: No hassle of paying permit fees, entry fees or wildlife fees during your ride. It's all included in the price.
  • Royal Enfield 500 cc bikes for the ride.
  • Experienced road captain and a backup vehicle throughout the ride.

Route: Chandigarh - Narkanda - Chitkul - Kalpa - Kaza - Hikkim - Komic - Langza - Chandratal - Manali

 

Detailed Overview

Spiti valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”. I.e. the land between Tibet and India. 

Buddhists make up for its primary population. The culture is a slightly altered and distinctive Buddhist one. Ki and Tabo Monastery are highlighted as important cultural and research centres of Buddhism. Spiti lies quite close to the Indo-China border and is an important ecological conserve. The barren terrain surrounded by high mountain ranges is a mountain-desert with infrequent precipitation.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Report in Chandigarh

Day 2: Ride from Chandigarh to Narkanda I 170 km I 6-7 hours

Day 3: Ride from Narkanda to Chitkul I 190 km I 5-6 hours

Day 4: Ride from Chitkul to Kalpa I 80 km I 2-3 hours

Day 5: Ride from Kalpa to Kaza I 190 km I 5-6 hours

Day 6: Kaza local exploration

Day 7: Ride from Kaza to Chandratal via Kunzum La Pass I 70 km I 2-3 hours

Day 8: Ride from Chandratal to Manali I 140 km I 7-8 hours

Day 9: Trip completion day and checkout from Manali accommodation

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Report in Chandigarh

  • All the members are required to report in Chandigarh on the starting date by 12 noon.
  • The representative from the coordinating team will meet you at the reporting location in the city, the exact address of the same will be intimated post booking.
  • The accommodation in Chandigarh will be pre-booked for all the members and check-in to the respective room to freshen up. 
  • On this day you are free to explore locally by your own but you will have to gather in the evening for a tour briefing, safety and rescue session by professionals from the organizing team.
  • Overnight stay will be in Chandigarh.

Day 2: Ride from Chandigarh to Narkanda | 170 km | 6-7 hours

  • After breakfast, all the members and the coordinating team will meet for bike allocation and the members will be given bikes as per their booking plan.
  • On the bikes, the group rides from Chandigarh to Narkanda on their first day of the adventurous journey.
  • Upon arrival in Narkanda you may take some relaxation time off and if you get some spare time then you will be visiting the Hatu Peak or Hatu Temple.
  • You will be staying overnight stay at a hotel in Narkanda.

Day 3: Ride from Narkanda to Chitkul | 190 km | 5-6 hours

  • Start the day's ride towards Kinnaur Valley with the magnificent vistas throughout the way.
  • As it is the last inhabited village before the Indo-china border, soon after leaving you will see lesser and lesser humans with every kilometre you cover but the views during the rides are breathtaking.
  • You will be riding for about 5-6 hours and be staying overnight at Chitkul.

Day 4: Ride from Chitkul to Kalpa | 65 km | 3-4 hours

  • Today you will be going to Kalpa on a short ride of 4-5 hours, though the distance is just 80 km, the distance in the mountain is not the same as that in the plains.
  • The ride offers some mesmerising views of the valley and some high snow-capped peaks. Roads on this route are some that you might have seen a few times on social media posts. 
  • In the evening, enjoy the sunset and you will be staying overnight at Kalpa.

Day 5: Ride from Kalpa to Kaza | 190 km | 6-7 hours

  • After breakfast, you will be leaving for Kaza en route Hindustan – Tibet Highway.
  • Be an eye-witness of the meeting point of Spiti and Satluj river. Also, get a clear view of Leo Purygal Peak from the Khab Bridge.
  • Post lunch, you will ride across Nako and Malling Nallah. After crossing Sumdo we will enter in the Spiti region and take a detour to visit 500 years old mummy in the Gue village.
  • You will reach Kaza in the evening and be staying overnight at Kaza.

Day 6: Kaza local exploration

  • By far, this will be the most eventful day of your journey.
  • Start your ride early in the morning as this one is going to be a long day.
  • Visit the world’s highest post office which is located in Hikkim and also the world’s highest village connected via motorable road, Komik.
  • Also, take a tour of the famous Langza where you will get tremendous views of the Chau Chau Kang Nilda Peak and the Buddha Statue looking down at the valley.
  • You will have your delicious dinner and be staying overnight at Kaza/Losar.

Day 7: Ride from Kaza to Chandratal via Kunzum-La | 70 km | 2-3 hours

  • After breakfast, you will start riding towards Chandratal, the moon lake.
  • You will cross the highest point of your trip, the Kunzum La, situated at 4590 m.
  • During the ride, you will also visit the famous Key Monastery and Kibber Village.
  • The road towards Chandratal starts from Batal, and the journey is breathtakingly beautiful. The road ends about a kilometre before the lake and you have to walk till the lake from here on.
  • You will see a beautiful crescent-shaped lake filled with crystal clear water right in the middle of a stark landscape.
  • You will be staying overnight at the campsite near Chandratal.

Day 8: Ride from Chandratal to Manali | 140 km | 7-8 hours

  • The ride to Manali is going to be a long one and will take you from a dry and barren mountain to the lust green Kullu Valley.
  • The ride from Batal to Chattru to Rohtang Pass is one of the most beautiful routes in your entire road trip.
  • You will reach Manali in about 7-8 hours from Chandra Tal.
  • You will be staying overnight at Manali.

Day 9: Checkout from Manali stay and take a return journey to Delhi or Chandigarh

  • After breakfast, you along with the fellow riders can chill out in Manali.
  • In the evening you will start your journey towards Delhi or Chandigarh and bring to an end this beautiful and memorable road trip, taking back memories for a lifetime.

Basic Details

Start Point
Chandigarh
Finish Point
Manali
Activity Level
Moderate to Challenging
Category
Tours & SightseeingBiking and Cycling ToursOutdoor Adventures
Trip Code
O891A2678

Inclusions

  • Royal Enfield 500cc (2017 to 2019 models).
  • Fuel for the bike as per the mentioned itinerary (Chandigarh to Manali).
  • Accommodation on twin or triple sharing basis as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast (From day-2 to day-9).
  • Dinner (From day-2 to day-8).
  • Back-up/support vehicle for the tour.
  • Guest luggage to be carried in the support vehicle.
  • Helmet for rider and pillion.
  • Mechanic support during the tour.
  • Road captain.
  • Permits and local association fees.
  • Oxygen cylinder and First Aid kit.
  • Volvo bus tickets from Manali to Delhi OR Chandigarh.

Exclusions

  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Any transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips etc.
  • Any kind of biking gears (Riding jacket, knee and elbow guard etc.)
  • Any monument entrance charges.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • The meals served during the tour:
    • Camps: Vegetarian meals
    • Hotels: Non-vegetarian meals (one can request for a veg meal)
  • All riders must have a valid driving license.
  • Please note that in-case of any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. will be borne by the guests and can be paid on the spot
  • Refundable security deposit of Rs. 10,000 per bike needs to be paid in cash - In-case of any damage to the bike the repair cost will be deducted from this deposit.
  • Members should be minimum 10 years of age to join the ride as pillion.
  • The 10% booking amount is non-refundable (if the customer chooses the part-payment option). 

 

Rider Essentials

  • Personal Medicines, Sunscreen lotion,
  • Lip balm, Glucose
  • A couple of water bottles
  • Chocolates, biscuits and nuts:
  • Other essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush,
  • Toothpaste, comb and toilet paper.

 

Riding Gear Essentials

  • Full-face helmet with clear visor.
  • UV sunglasses.
  • Gloves.
  • Riding Jacket.
  • Shoes.
  • Raincoat.

 

Clothing Essentials

  • Jeans/pants.
  • Shirts/t-shirts/sweatshirt.
  • Sweater and warm socks.
  • Thermal inners (2 pairs).
  • Warm jacket for the night.

 

Electronics Accessories

  • Chargers for all the gadgets.
  • Cameras and mobile.
  • Spare camera batteries.
  • Torch.

 

Documents and Photo IDs

  • Driving License.
  • Medical Insurance Card (optional)
  • Valid Government approved photo ID.

 

Mobile phone connectivity: Unless you wish to be dependent upon STD booths, carry a BSNL/MTNL post-paid connection. 

How to pack: Pack everything in plastic bags, before putting them in your saddle bag. This way clothes do not get dirty and even if water gets inside the bag, it won’t likely ruin your clothes and other stuff. Also make sure to pack the essential tools, spares and food towards the top, so that they are easily accessible while on the road

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 1 days
  • No refund after that

*Advance payment is non-refundable

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Report at Chandigarh city centre. The exact address is shared with you in the booking voucher.
  • The operator details and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher send to you via email after the booking is made.
  • Manali to Delhi/Chandigarh bus tickets will be shared 48 hours prior to the departure date. 
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